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Mozilla Foundation Looking for Names of Organizations That Have Switched to Mozilla

Sunday July 18th, 2004

Bart Decrem writes: "The Mozilla Foundation is looking for examples of companies or organizations that have moved from IE to Mozilla-based browsers in the last few weeks. Please chime in if you know of any!"


#56 My Library's Mozilla Success Story

by AlexV <alex.v@comcast.net>

Monday July 19th, 2004 6:32 AM

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I work at a small public library in Manhattan, Illinois. Until a few months ago we were using a proprietary, IE-based, kiosk browser for our OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) stations running on Windows 98. Due to some stability problems we were having with Windows, I recently installed Linux with Firefox as our browser. Before we started using Linux/Firefox my library's director was considering upgrading the computers to Win2k or XP, so we were able to save hundreds of dollars.

In addition to that, one of our staff computers (Win2k) was so completely destroyed by malware that had slipped in through IE that I had to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows. Since then we've been using Mozilla and haven't had any problems.

Just a few weeks ago we purchased 2 new computers for public internet use and a new laptop for our director. All three of them now have Firefox 0.9.2 installed and we're looking forward to the 1.0 release.

I'd like to say thanks to all of the Mozilla Foundation's developers, testers, and everyone else that has put so much time and effort into producing such a great product!

Alex Vancina, Clerk Manhattan Public Library District <advancina@manhattan.lib.il.us> <http://www.manhattan.lib.il.us>